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LINGUIST List 16.2728

Thu Sep 22 2005

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Poland;Semantics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ewa Walaszewska, Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation
        2.    Rosario Caballero, Metaphor and Discourse: Where Cognition and Communication Meet


Message 1: Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation
Date: 22-Sep-2005
From: Ewa Walaszewska <ewawalaszewskaaster.pl>
Subject: Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation



Full Title: Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation

Date: 12-Jun-2006 - 14-Jun-2006
Location: Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
Contact Person: Ewa Walaszewska
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://venus.ci.uw.edu.pl/~ifrc

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Language Description; Ling & Literature; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

The conference 'Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation' seeks to explore the phenomena of human communication and cognition from the perspective of relevance theory as well as related and competing approaches.

The conference aims to provide a venue for linguists and other scholars to explore the phenomena of human communication and cognition from the perspective of relevance theory as well as related and competing approaches. We would also like to encourage those interested in translation studies and literary analysis to test and evaluate the efficiency of the theory of relevance with regard to those fields of studies.

Papers are invited that range from purely theoretical linguistic and/or pragmatic studies to empirical applications in language, translation and literature.

We welcome submissions in the following areas:
- state-of-the-art developments, modifications and critiques of relevance theory
- practical applications of relevance theory (e.g. language learning/teaching, translation studies, literary theory)
- mental representations, concepts, the architecture of the mind
- meaning and communication
- ways of interpreting various types of discourse
- social aspects of communication and language use.

Talks will be organised around major topics, depending on the contents of the submissions. The format is 20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes question time. Proposals for workshops, panel discussions and other sessions are welcome. Plenaries will take from 45 minutes to 1,5 hour including discussion.



Message 2: Metaphor and Discourse: Where Cognition and Communication Meet
Date: 21-Sep-2005
From: Rosario Caballero <MRosario.Caballerouclm.es>
Subject: Metaphor and Discourse: Where Cognition and Communication Meet



Full Title: 'Metaphor and Discourse: Where Cognition and Communication Meet'

Date: 02-Feb-2006 - 03-Feb-2006
Location: Castellon, Spain
Contact Person: Ignasi Navarro
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.metaphor.uji.es

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

2nd International Workshop on metaphor and discourse.

Contributions are encouraged on all aspects of metaphor and metonymy studies, with special emphasis on the interrelation between two approaches, on the one hand, the well known cognitive theory of metaphor initiated by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and similar approaches that deal with the role of conceptual mappings in thought, language and culture; and, on the other hand, the recently emergent trend that deals with metaphor and metonymy phenomena at the level of discourse and their role in text coherence, text development, and social interaction.

Workshop address:
Departament of English Studies,
Universitat Jaume I
Campus de Riu Sec, Avda. Sos Baynat s/n,
Castelló de la Plana, 12.071 (Spain).

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 20th December
Notification of acceptance: January 1st
Programme announcement: January 10th
Workshop: 2-3 February


UNIVERSITAT JAUME I
CASTELLÓ DE LA PLANA,
FEBRUARY 2- 3, 2006


We are pleased to inform you about the forthcoming 2nd International Workshop on Metaphor and Discourse at Jaume I University: ''Metaphor and Discourse: Where cognition and communication meet'', which is due take place at the Department of English Studies at Jaume I University (Castelló de la Plana, Spain). The workshop will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of February, 2006. Contributions are encouraged on all aspects of metaphor and metonymy studies, with special emphasis on the interrelation between two approaches, on the one hand, the well known cognitive theory of metaphor initiated by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and similar approaches that deal with the role of conceptual mappings in thought, language and culture; and, on the other hand, the recently emergent trend that deals with metaphor and metonymy phenomena at the level of discourse and their role in text coherence, text development, and social interaction.

Our aim is to bring together specialists and researchers involved in these research matters in order to discuss recent and new contributions to the field, as well as to open new debates about the relevance of conceptual mappings in relation to thought, language, discourse and communication.

The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Prof. Klaus Uwe Panther (Universität Hamburg)
Prof. Gerard Steen (Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prof. Deirdre Wilson (University of London)
Prof. Enrique Bernárdez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Prof. Günter Radden (Universität Hamburg)
Prof. Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza (Universidad de La Rioja)

We invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations, plus 10 minutes discussion. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words (including references) and should be sent electronically in one of the common formats (preferably ASCII) to ignasi.navarrofil.uji.es by December 20th 2005. Abstracts must be anonymous and accompanied by a separate form including the title, the authors' name and address (both electronic and post), as well as their affiliation. The form can be downloaded from here

The languages of the workshop are English, Spanish and Catalan.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by January 1st, via e-mail.
The programme will be announced by January 10th .
For any request of further information please contact the organisers at ignasi.navarrofil.uji.es and/or otalfil.uji.es


Organising committee:
Ignasi Navarro
José Luis Otal
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza
Gerard Steen
Deirdre Wilson
Rosario Caballero
Begoña Bellés
Noelia Ruiz
Antonio José Silvestre
José Fernando García





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